The amount of information we share daily on Twitter is enormous: we rely on Twitter for sharing our most important updates, streaming our events and conferences, for curating testimonials, creating Twitter chats, etc.
This article shares some mostly free tools that will let you archive Tweets based on various criteria for you to:
- Be able to refer to them later (even in a year or two);
- Enjoy more search options to search through your archives;
- Republish your archives later easily.
1. Official Twitter Archive (Free)
**Download your own Tweets**
Twitter allows to download the archive of your Tweets. The feature is available in Your Twitter account Settings.
The great thing about this archive is that in the output CSV file you’ll be able to see each Tweet date, text and unshortened URL in separate columns which gives you lots of options for searching and sorting options. Imagine sorting your Twitter archive by URL for example!
2. TwChat (Free)
**Archive your Twitter chats**
TwChat allows to create the permanent archive of all Tweets around any hashtag. With help of this tool, you can create a one-reference source of knowledge exchange around any event.
To create an event, first login with your Twitter account (using Twitter authentication) and then simply provide the hashtag, description and tags. You can create a one-time even or a recurring one:
The new archive will be created daily.
Moreover, the archive provides some basic analysis on how each of your chat was doing:
3. Self-Hosted WordPress Blog (Free)
**Publicize your tweets on your blog**
There are a few options to export and archive all your tweets to WordPress (to either share them further with the world or just keep your archive to yourself). The benefits of doing so are obvious:
- You have the full control of what you share: you don’t have to rely on any third-party service in hosting your updates;
- You get the up-to-date searchable archive of your Tweets (backed-up regularly which most hosting services do by default).
- You get the power to save and search your Tweets without any limits.
One of the best options is Ozh’ Tweet Archiver WordPress plugin that enables you to create a cool, branded archive of your Tweets on a separate blog. It only takes you a few seconds to install and run and the output is really impressive:
- Set the update interval;
- (Un)link usernames and hashtags
- Unshorten URLs
- Embed images
- Create tags out of your hashtags to better organize and visualize your Tweets.
4. Cyfe (Freemium)
Cyfe is a multi-purpose tool that lets you create dashboards and widgets to track any types of data (from analytics to search results). The great part about it that it creates archives for anything you are tracking through it.
With Cyfe you can track and archive lots of Twitter data including mentions, followers, search results, influencers, etc:
The beauty of this tool is that (once you go PRO) there’s absolutely no limit in terms of how many widgets and dashboard you set up and how much data you are tracking and thus archiving.
Are you archiving tweets? Please share your tools and tips!
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